All of a sudden this morning, I realized that I am starting to run out of time and thinking that I really need to change gears if I want to complete some of my projects for either Christmas or by the end of this year (panic time).
The above photograph shows Angelina's blouse, using two different blackwork stitches. I want to do her jumper before I stitch the outline around it. I know that some stitchers start with the outline because they say it makes their job easier to stay within the lines, sort of speak, but myself I prefer to stitch the inside and then do the outline.
This photo above shows Angelina's quilt and the stool she is sitting on. I have been having a bit of problem with the design drawing as it has become rather light and I feel that I am stitching "blind" at this point. Next time that I work on a drawn outline that is pale, I will make sure that I go over the lines that are too pale before starting. I was trying to remember how light it was before I started and I can't :-(
I really need to sit down and make myself a list of the projects that I absolutely need to finish before Christmas, some which have not even been started yet, like little gifts. I like to make some small ornaments and things like that, so I need to decide on some cute little designs and get my bionic needles out as time is of the essence here. Hopefully they will not take too long to make and finish. Each year I want to start early and each year I end up running like crazy. When will I ever learn?????
Anyway, better get on with it. See you all soon. I will probably be posting more often as I will be working more feverishly from now on.